Monster Hunter Wiki
Monster Hunter Wiki

Hypnocatrice is a Bird Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter Frontier Season 1.0.


Hypnocatrice is a medium-sized Bird Wyvern covered in bright, colorful feathers. It has extremely powerful legs with large feet, and a hard, sharp beak. Despite its feathered appearance, Hypnocatrice flies using pterosaur or bat-like membraned wings, leaving its feather arrangements strictly for display purposes. It possesses a sleep sac, which allows it to produce a colorless mist that can cause attackers to fall unconscious.


It is equipped with a sleeping sac that can put hunters and other monsters to sleep. Its strong legs allow it to deliver powerful kicks, and its small size and light weight allow it to move with speed and agility during battle.


Hypnocatrice is not particularly aggressive or territorial, but will stand its ground if threatened.


Hypnocatrice are typically found in lush environments such as the Great Forest or Jungle, but have also been encountered in desolate environments such as the Desert.

Game Appearances

Main Series



Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Hypnocatrice

FrontierGen-HC Hypnocatrice Render 001 (Edited).png

HC Hypnocatrice appears similar to a normal Hypnocatrice. The normal orange coloured feathers are now a warm pink color, with its back feathers featuring a small yellow tint. Its wings also have more of a pink colour in them, which it will use to create much stronger winds than a normal Hypnocatrice.

Zenith Hypnocatrice

FrontierGen-Zenith Hypnocatrice Render 001.png

Main Article: Zenith Hypnocatrice

A Zenith Species of Hypnocatrice first appearing in Monster Hunter Frontier Z.

Breeding Season Hypnocatrice

FrontierGen-Breeding Season Hypnocatrice Render 001.png

Main Article: Breeding Season Hypnocatrice

A Variant of Hypnocatrice introduced in Monster Hunter Frontier Season 1.0.

Gold Hypnocatrice

MHO-Gold Hypnocatrice Render 001.png

Main Article: Gold Hypnocatrice

A Lone Species of Hypnocatrice first appearing in Monster Hunter Online.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Hypnocatrice Icon.png A rust-colored bird wyvern with beautiful tail feathers found mainly in forests. A highly pacifistic wyvern by nature, it breathes sleeping gas on its enemies and prey alike. Its strong, developed legs pack a serious punch, so be careful!
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Hypnocatrice Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Hypnocatrice Icon.png (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!


General Notes

  • The name most likely came from Hypnos, the personification of sleep in Greek myth, and cockatrice, which in heraldry is depicted as a rooster-headed wyvern.
  • Alongside Lavasioth and Espinas, Hypnocatrice is one of the only three monsters that debuted in Monster Hunter Frontier and later introduced to the main series.
    • While it is true that both Hypnocatrice and Lavasioth debuted in Monster Hunter Frontier Season 1.0, they were already planned for the main line games for quite some time.
    • In the end, both teams ended up working on the concepts together for the releases of Frontier Season 1.0 and Freedom Unite respectively.
    • Both Lavasioth's and Hypnocatrice's original concepts can be found in the Generation 1 art books.
  • There are minor visual differences between Hypnocatrice in Monster Hunter Frontier and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite:
    • In Freedom Unite, its back feathers are rainbow-colored, whereas in Frontier, they are a solid orange.
    • This is most likely due to the fact that the Frontier Hypnocatrice was built using a different engine and had to be re-modeled from scratch for Freedom Unite. The addition of rainbow feathers was most likely a retrospective design decision by the character artists at Capcom.
    • In Frontier, Hypnocatrice does not have the jump kick attack, but instead has an upward sleep gas attack that it does not have in MHFU.
  • When enraged, Hypnocatrice's tail feathers will stand up more prominently, unless near death, when they lie flat.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

  • Hypnocatrice's beak can be broken.
  • Hypnocatrice was the target in the easiest quest of the PSN demo.

  • Monster Hunter Frontier

  • Hypnocatrice's beak can be broken.
  • They can be found in the Desert.
  • There is a Hypnocatrice that can create large sleep-gas bubbles in the air that will slowly fall and anyone that is caught in them will be put to sleep.

  • Monster Hunter Online

  • This monster is unlocked at Level 20.
  • Hypnocatrice's beak and tail feathers can be broken.
  • Nearly harmless while flashed, staying close to the monster creates large opportunities to deal damage.

  • Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (edit)
    Herbivore FrontierGen-Anteka Icon.png Anteka FrontierGen-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth FrontierGen-Apceros Icon.png Apceros FUIOS-Kelbi Icon.svg Kelbi FrontierGen-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine FrontierGen-Popo Icon.png Popo
    Fanged Beast FrontierGen-Blango Icon.png Blango FrontierGen-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango FrontierGen-Conga Icon.png Conga
    FUIOS-Blangonga Icon.svg Blangonga FUIOS-Copper Blangonga Icon.svg Copper Blangonga FrontierGen-Bulldrome Icon.png Bulldrome FUIOS-Congalala Icon.svg Congalala FUIOS-Emerald Congalala Icon.svg Emerald Congalala FUIOS-Rajang Icon.svg Rajang FUIOS-Furious Rajang Icon.svg Furious Rajang
    Lynian FrontierGen-Felyne Icon.png Felyne FrontierGen-Melynx Icon.png Melynx FUIOS-Shakalaka Icon.svg Shakalaka
    FUIOS-King Shakalaka Icon.svg King Shakalaka
    Neopteron FUIOS-Great Thunderbug Icon.svg Great Thunderbug FrontierGen-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur FUIOS-Vespoid Icon.svg Vespoid
    FUIOS-Vespoid Queen Icon.svg Vespoid Queen
    Carapaceon FrontierGen-Hermitaur Icon.png Hermitaur FrontierGen-Ceanataur Icon.png Ceanataur
    FUIOS-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.svg Daimyo Hermitaur FUIOS-Plum Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.svg Plum Daimyo Hermitaur MH10th-Shen Gaoren Icon.png Shen Gaoren FUIOS-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.svg Shogun Ceanataur FUIOS-Terra Shogun Ceanataur Icon.svg Terra Shogun Ceanataur
    Bird Wyvern FUIOS-Genprey Icon.svg Genprey FUIOS-Giaprey Icon.svg Giaprey FUIOS-Ioprey Icon.svg Ioprey FUIOS-Velociprey Icon.svg Velociprey
    FUIOS-Gendrome Icon.svg Gendrome FUIOS-Giadrome Icon.svg Giadrome FUIOS-Gypceros Icon.svg Gypceros FUIOS-Purple Gypceros Icon.svg Purple Gypceros FUIOS-Hypnocatrice Icon.svg Hypnocatrice FUIOS-Iodrome Icon.svg Iodrome FrontierGen-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga FUIOS-Yian Kut-Ku Icon.svg Yian Kut-Ku FUIOS-Blue Yian Kut-Ku Icon.svg Blue Yian Kut-Ku FUIOS-Velocidrome Icon.svg Velocidrome
    Piscine Wyvern FUIOS-Cephalos Icon.svg Cephalos
    FUIOS-Cephadrome Icon.svg Cephadrome FUIOS-Lavasioth Icon.svg Lavasioth FUIOS-Plesioth Icon.svg Plesioth FUIOS-Green Plesioth Icon.svg Green Plesioth
    Snake Wyvern FrontierGen-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
    Flying Wyvern FUIOS-Akantor Icon.svg Akantor FUIOS-Basarios Icon.svg Basarios FUIOS-Diablos Icon.svg Diablos FUIOS-Black Diablos Icon.svg Black Diablos FUIOS-Gravios Icon.svg Gravios FUIOS-Black Gravios Icon.svg Black Gravios FUIOS-Khezu Icon.svg Khezu FUIOS-Red Khezu Icon.svg Red Khezu FUIOS-Monoblos Icon.svg Monoblos FUIOS-White Monoblos Icon.svg White Monoblos FUIOS-Nargacuga Icon.svg Nargacuga FUIOS-Rathalos Icon.svg Rathalos FUIOS-Azure Rathalos Icon.svg Azure Rathalos FUIOS-Silver Rathalos Icon.svg Silver Rathalos FUIOS-Rathian Icon.svg Rathian FUIOS-Pink Rathian Icon.svg Pink Rathian FUIOS-Gold Rathian Icon.svg Gold Rathian FUIOS-Tigrex Icon.svg Tigrex FUIOS-Ukanlos Icon.svg Ukanlos
    Elder Dragon FrontierGen-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Fatalis FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Crimson Fatalis FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png White Fatalis FrontierGen-Kirin Icon.png Kirin FrontierGen-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora FrontierGen-Rusted Kushala Daora Icon.png Rusted Kushala Daora FrontierGen-Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Lao-Shan Lung FrontierGen-Ashen Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Ashen Lao-Shan Lung FrontierGen-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra FrontierGen-Teostra Icon.png Teostra FrontierGen-Yama Tsukami Icon.png Yama Tsukami
    Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Frontier (edit)
    Herbivore FrontierGen-Anteka Icon.png Anteka FrontierGen-Apceros Icon.png Apceros FrontierGen-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth FrontierGen-Burukku Icon.png Burukku FrontierGen-Erupe Icon.png Erupe FrontierGen-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi FrontierGen-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine FrontierGen-Popo Icon.png Popo
    Fanged Beast FrontierGen-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango FrontierGen-Blango Icon.png Blango FrontierGen-Conga Icon.png Conga
    FrontierGen-Bulldrome Icon.png Bulldrome FrontierGen-Blangonga Icon.png Blangonga FrontierGen-Blangonga Icon.png Zenith Blangonga FrontierGen-Congalala Icon.png Congalala FrontierGen-Gogomoa Icon.png Gogomoa FrontierGen-Kamu Orugaron Icon.png Kamu Orugaron FrontierGen-Midogaron Icon.png Midogaron FrontierGen-Midogaron Icon.png Zenith Midogaron FrontierGen-Gougarf Icon.png Lolo Gougarf FrontierGen-Gougarf Icon.png Ray Gougarf FrontierGen-Nono Orugaron Icon.png Nono Orugaron FrontierGen-Rajang Icon.png Rajang FrontierGen-Voljang Icon.png Voljang
    Lynian FrontierGen-Felyne Icon.png Felyne FrontierGen-Melynx Icon.png Melynx FrontierGen-Shakalaka Icon.png Shakalaka FrontierGen-Uruki Icon.png Uruki
    FrontierGen-King Shakalaka Icon.png King Shakalaka
    Neopteron FrontierGen-Great Thunderbug Icon.png Great Thunderbug FrontierGen-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur FrontierGen-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
    Carapaceon FrontierGen-Ceanataur Icon.png Ceanataur FrontierGen-Hermitaur Icon.png Hermitaur FrontierGen-Kusubami Icon.png Kusubami
    FrontierGen-Akura Vashimu Icon.png Akura Vashimu FrontierGen-Akura Vashimu Icon.png Zenith Akura Vashimu FrontierGen-Akura Jebia Icon.png Akura Jebia FrontierGen-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Daimyo Hermitaur FrontierGen-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Zenith Daimyo Hermitaur MH10th-Shen Gaoren Icon.png Shen Gaoren FrontierGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png Shogun Ceanataur FrontierGen-Taikun Zamuza Icon.png Taikun Zamuza FrontierGen-Taikun Zamuza Icon.png Zenith Taikun Zamuza
    Bird Wyvern FrontierGen-Genprey Icon.png Genprey FrontierGen-Giaprey Icon.png Giaprey FrontierGen-Ioprey Icon.png Ioprey FrontierGen-Velociprey Icon.png Velociprey
    FrontierGen-Farunokku Icon.png Farunokku FrontierGen-Forokururu Icon.png Forokururu FrontierGen-Gendrome Icon.png Gendrome FrontierGen-Gypceros Icon.png Gypceros FrontierGen-Purple Gypceros Icon.png Purple Gypceros FrontierGen-Hypnocatrice Icon.png Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Hypnocatrice Icon.png Zenith Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Breeding Season Hypnocatrice Icon.png Breeding Season Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Silver Hypnocatrice Icon.png Silver Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Iodrome Icon.png Iodrome FrontierGen-Toridcless Icon.png Toridcless FrontierGen-Toridcless Icon.png Zenith Toridcless FrontierGen-Velocidrome Icon.png Velocidrome FrontierGen-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga FrontierGen-Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Yian Kut-Ku FrontierGen-Blue Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Blue Yian Kut-Ku
    Brute Wyvern FrontierGen-Abiorugu Icon.png Abiorugu FrontierGen-Giaorugu Icon.png Giaorugu FrontierGen-Giaorugu Icon.png Zenith Giaorugu FrontierGen-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios FrontierGen-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho FrontierGen-Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho FrontierGen-Deviljho Icon.png Starving Deviljho FrontierGen-Gasurabazura Icon.png Gasurabazura FrontierGen-Gasurabazura Icon.png Zenith Gasurabazura FrontierGen-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
    Piscine Wyvern FrontierGen-Cephalos Icon.png Cephalos
    FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Aruganosu FrontierGen-Cephadrome Icon.png Cephadrome FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Goruganosu FrontierGen-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth FrontierGen-Lavasioth Subspecies Icon.png Lavasioth Subspecies FrontierGen-Plesioth Icon.png Plesioth FrontierGen-Plesioth Icon.png Zenith Plesioth FrontierGen-Green Plesioth Icon.png Green Plesioth
    Leviathan FrontierGen-Pokara Icon.png Pokara
    FrontierGen-Baruragaru Icon.png Baruragaru FrontierGen-Baruragaru Icon.png Zenith Baruragaru FrontierGen-Kuarusepusu Icon.png Kuarusepusu FrontierGen-Pokaradon Icon.png Pokaradon
    Snake Wyvern FrontierGen-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
    Fanged Wyvern FrontierGen-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre FrontierGen-Zinogre Icon.png Howling Zinogre FrontierGen-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
    Flying Wyvern FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Egyurasu
    MH10th-Akantor Icon.png Akantor FrontierGen-Anorupatisu Icon.png Anorupatisu FrontierGen-Anorupatisu Icon.png Zenith Anorupatisu FrontierGen-Barioth Icon.png Barioth FrontierGen-Basarios Icon.png Basarios FrontierGen-Berukyurosu Icon.png Berukyurosu FrontierGen-Bogabadorumu Icon.png Bogabadorumu FrontierGen-Bogabadorumu Icon.png Bombardier Bogabadorumu FrontierGen-Doragyurosu Icon.png Doragyurosu FrontierGen-Doragyurosu Icon.png Zenith Doragyurosu FrontierGen-Dyuragaua Icon.png Dyuragaua FrontierGen-Diablos Icon.png Diablos FrontierGen-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos FrontierGen-Diorekkusu Icon.png Diorekkusu FrontierGen-Espinas Icon.png Espinas FrontierGen-Espinas Icon.png Zenith Espinas FrontierGen-Espinas Subspecies Icon.png Espinas Subspecies FrontierGen-Espinas Rare Species Icon.png Espinas Rare Species FrontierGen-Gravios Icon.png Gravios FrontierGen-Gravios Icon.png Zenith Gravios FrontierGen-Black Gravios Icon.png Black Gravios FrontierGen-Gurenzeburu Icon.png Gurenzeburu FrontierGen-Gureadomosu Icon.png Gureadomosu FrontierGen-Hyujikiki Icon.png Hyujikiki FrontierGen-Hyujikiki Icon.png Zenith Hyujikiki FrontierGen-Khezu Icon.png Khezu FrontierGen-Khezu Icon.png Zenith Khezu FrontierGen-Red Khezu Icon.png Red Khezu FrontierGen-Meraginasu Icon.png Meraginasu FrontierGen-Mi Ru Icon.png Mi Ru FrontierGen-Mi Ru Icon.png Mysterious Mi Ru FrontierGen-Monoblos Icon.png Monoblos FrontierGen-White Monoblos Icon.png White Monoblos FrontierGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga FrontierGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Blinking Nargacuga FrontierGen-Odibatorasu Icon.png Odibatorasu FrontierGen-Pariapuria Icon.png Pariapuria FrontierGen-Pariapuria Icon.png Thirsty Pariapuria FrontierGen-Poborubarumu Icon.png Poborubarumu FrontierGen-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos FrontierGen-Rathalos Icon.png Zenith Rathalos FrontierGen-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos FrontierGen-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos FrontierGen-Rathian Icon.png Rathian FrontierGen-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian FrontierGen-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian FrontierGen-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex FrontierGen-Tigrex Icon.png Zenith Tigrex FrontierGen-Unknown Icon.png Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern) FrontierGen-Varusaburosu Icon.png Varusaburosu FrontierGen-Zenaserisu Icon.png Zenaserisu FrontierGen-Zerureusu Icon.png Zerureusu FrontierGen-Zerureusu Icon.png Sparkling Zerureusu
    Elder Dragon FrontierGen-Amatsu Icon.png Amatsu FrontierGen-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos FrontierGen-Disufiroa Icon.png Disufiroa FrontierGen-Duremudira Icon.png Duremudira FrontierGen-Duremudira Icon.png Arrogant Duremudira FrontierGen-Eruzerion Icon.png Eruzerion FrontierGen-Eruzerion Icon.png Burning Freezing Eruzerion FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Fatalis FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Crimson Fatalis FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png White Fatalis FrontierGen-Garuba Daora Icon.png Garuba Daora FrontierGen-Guanzorumu Icon.png Guanzorumu FrontierGen-Guanzorumu Icon.png Ruler Guanzorumu FrontierGen-Harudomerugu Icon.png Harudomerugu FrontierGen-Harudomerugu Icon.png Zenith Harudomerugu FrontierGen-Inagami Icon.png Inagami FrontierGen-Inagami Icon.png Zenith Inagami FrontierGen-Keoaruboru Icon.png Keoaruboru FrontierGen-Kirin Icon.png Kirin FrontierGen-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora FrontierGen-Rusted Kushala Daora Icon.png Rusted Kushala Daora FrontierGen-Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Lao-Shan Lung FrontierGen-Ashen Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Ashen Lao-Shan Lung FrontierGen-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra FrontierGen-Rukodiora Icon.png Rukodiora FrontierGen-Rukodiora Icon.png Zenith Rukodiora FrontierGen-Rebidiora Icon.png Rebidiora FrontierGen-Shagaru Magala Icon.png Shagaru Magala FrontierGen-Shantien Icon.png Shantien FrontierGen-Teostra Icon.png Teostra FrontierGen-Toa Tesukatora Icon.png Toa Tesukatora FrontierGen-Yama Tsukami Icon.png Yama Kurai FrontierGen-Yama Tsukami Icon.png Yama Tsukami
    ??? FrontierGen-Gore Magala Icon.png Gore Magala
    Unclassified FrontierGen-Laviente Icon.png Laviente FrontierGen-Violent Laviente Icon.png Violent Laviente FrontierGen-Berserk Laviente Icon.png Berserk Laviente